CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board has scheduled early voting to begin April 8 for a referendum on Munster school financing.
Generally, primary elections are a preliminary step in electing those who will head various levels of government. But in some areas like Calumet City and the 2nd Congressional District, which includes most all of The Times' Illinois circulation area, the primary election IS the election.
CEDAR LAKE | Lincoln Elementary School teachers and parents weren’t the only ones to vote this year on Election Day. A school-wide mock election was held for students as well. The election was as authentic as possible, bringing all aspects of the voting process into the school setting. Stude…
I spent much of Election Day working for the Lake County Board of Elections as a courier and counter. As a counter, I observed a huge waste of resources while a hundred people sat in a room waiting for absentee ballots to be accounted for and organized.
A successful American government flows from an informed electorate. We are nearing the end of another historic campaign season. Historic not for any one single event, but historic because every vote we cast connects us to our past.
At 101 years old, the woman on the other end of the phone probably could have given me some good reasons for not voting. She could have said she has a hard time getting to the polls, or that she doesn't like the hassle of getting an absentee ballot. I certainly wouldn't have thought any less…
CHICAGO | Thousands of high school and college students will work as election judges and equipment managers in polling stations across suburban Cook County on Election Day.
I try to combine my errand-type car trips. It’s one of my little ways of trying to help save the planet. And I like to be, let’s say, economical.
I have always thought it was interesting that Election Day and Veteran's Day ended up in November.
As Nov. 6 approaches, many of us are trying to decide which candidates we want to elect. Several local seats are up for grabs, and – of course -- the top prize this year: the presidency!
MARKHAM | Local civic groups and leaders worked Tuesday to register as many people as possible to vote in the Nov. 6 election as part of a nationwide effort.
The date is Nov. 6, 2012. It is 9 a.m., and I am in the voting booth at my local polling place. As I stare down at the election ballot, observing all the candidates, I ask myself if whomever I pick will do what is right for me. Or will super PACs and lobbyists continue to sway those elected …
INDIANAPOLIS | Voters in three Northwest Indiana communities will get to take Election Day off since there are no contested races on their ballots.
If getting people to vote wasn't hard enough already, a new Indiana law will further stifle democratic spirit on Nov. 8. The measure removes from the ballot municipal candidates who are unopposed.
CROWN POINT | Lake County elections officials said they are saving the town of Highland about $32,000 by not holding a primary election there Tuesday.
LANSING | Anthony DeLaurentis, a former trustee trying to return to the Village Board, apparently has been successful.
At the conclusion of the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, James McHenry, one of Maryland's delegates, stopped Benjamin Franklin as he left Independence Hall.
When the Indiana General Assembly allowed three counties to test the vote center concept, the experiments went well. Now it's time for every county to have that option.
SPRINGFIELD - State Sen. Bill Brady says he has no plans to concede the race for governor, despite new figures showing him losing to Gov. Pat Quinn by nearly 20,000 votes.
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